Epic Games kicked off Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 by removing building from the game’s default battle royal mode. A bold move given the intricate building mechanics has become synonymous with the game and especially elite-level players. At the time it wasn’t entirely clear if this was simply a move by Epic to create a bit of extra buzz around the new season launch, especially given that the move wasn’t made as part of the game’s wider lore/narrative. However, it would seem that the change has proved so popular that Fortnite could be set to make the change a permanent addition to the game itself.
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Fortnite dataminer @TweaBR (Via VGC) appears to have discovered a series of leaked modes that have building switched off and suggests that the ‘Limited Time’ no building mode might not be quite so limited. As fans can see from the tweet below, modes such as Solo, Duo, and Trio now all include the option to have building switched off.
The 'No Builds' LTM that will be available after 8 days will be called 'Solo – No Build Battle Royale'.
there's other versions of It too but I took this one to show you the name of It! pic.twitter.com/7jHbZjZBUY
— Twea – Fortnite Leaks (@TweaBR) March 21, 2022
In addition, fellow Fortnite dataminer Hypex has noticed that the game’s loading screens have also changed.
The wording on loading screens now reads “In modes with building enabled” which would suggest the introduction of a permanent no building option beyond March 29; the date for when it’s believed the game’s default BR mode will reintroduce building features.
Seems like Epic IS planning to keep a No-Building modes, here are some signs/proofs 🔥
– There's SEPARATE No-Building modes that they can enable ANYTIME after this limited time event ends
– They changed most loading screen tips to say "In modes with building enabled …" pic.twitter.com/SvQ5SkbCit
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) March 23, 2022
Would you like to see no building become the default option for Fortnite moving forward? Or do you think building needs to remain an integral part of the core game to ensure Fortnite remains significantly different from the likes of Apex Legends and Call of Duty: Warzone? Let us know in the comments!